Study Day
on the Occasion of the Exhibitions "Whose Expression?" and "Transition Exhibition"

The demand for decolonisation of museums and a critical reappraisal of colonial knowledge is challenging established forms of museum work as well as canonised narratives of art historiography. In the exhibition Whose Expression? The Brücke-Artists and Colonialism, the Brücke-Museum addresses the question of how current debates about racism and colonialism are changing the view of the work and lives of these artists. The exhibition “Transition Exhibition” in the neighbouring Kunsthaus Dahlem presents Karl Schmidt-Rottluff’s collection from colonial contexts and takes a critical stance on traditional forms of exhibiting. In collaboration with contemporary artists, new narratives emerge that “re-activate” the artefacts.


10.15 am
Stefanie Heraeus (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) and Christian Spies (Universität zu Köln)
Welcome and introduction

10.30 am
Anna Brus (Universität zu Köln)
Colonial Heritage in Art Museums. Introduction to the Topic

11 am
Aya Soika (Bard College Berlin)
Emil Nolde’s Watercolour-Portraits: Creation, Acquisition and Reception

11.45 am
Sol Izquierdo de la Vina (TU Berlin)
Indomania. Kirchner’s Reception of India from a Postcolonial Perspective

12.30 – 1.30 pm Mittagspause

1.30 pm
Lisa Marei Schmidt (Director Brücke-Museum) and Elena Schroll (Curator, Brücke-Museum)
Online guided tour and talk about the exhibition Whose Expression?

3 pm
Paz Guevara (Guest Curator, HKW Berlin)
Online guided tour and talk about the exhibition Transition Exhibition

4.30 – 5.30 pm
Closing discussion

A cooperation of the Curatorial Studies of the Goethe Universität Frankfurt, the Art History Institute of the Universität zu Köln and the Brücke-Museum and Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin. Concept: Anna Brus.

You can participate in the event via this link. This event will be in held in German language.
Meeting-ID: 996 3068 1649
Passwort: 496699

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